変体仮名

JapaneseEdit

 
Signage for traditional restaurants are known to use hentaigana: * 𛁛𛂦゙ = 生そば (nama-soba) * 𛂁𛀙゙ = なが井 (nagai)
 
A page from Wakan sansai zue, typeset using hentaigana:— * をつと𛁩せい = をつとつせい (ottossei) * 𛀄しか = あしか (ashika)
Kanji in this term
へん
Grade: 4
たい
Grade: 2
か > が
Grade: 5

Grade: 1
on’yomi goon irregular kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
變體假名 (kyūjitai)
 変体仮名 on Japanese Wikipedia
 Hentaigana on Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 変体 (hentai, variant form) +‎ 仮名 (kana, the hiragana or katakana syllabaries; a syllabary character). The kana changes to gana as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(へん)(たい)()() (hentaigana (kyūjitai 變體假名)

  1. hentaigana: any of the hiragana made obsolete in Meiji-era reforms that enforced having one hiragana for each syllable

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN